Sacha Kljestan has scored in league play in MLS and Belgium, for the U.S. men's national team and in the UEFA Europa League. He can now add UEFA Champions League goalscorer to his resume.
Kljestan scored the opening goal and assisted on the second tally in Anderlecht's 6-0 rout of Lithuanian side Ekranas in a UCL third-qualifying-round match on Wednesday, a win that sealed an 11-0 aggregate victory and puts Anderlecht within one round of the UCL group stage.
On the heels of his best season as a professional, Kljestan earned his first start in five matches in all competitions this season, opening the scoring in the ninth minute by putting home a rebound of a saved shot, according to match reports. He assisted Dennis Praet in the 31st minute and went on to play the remainder of the match. Anderlecht will learn the identity of their next opponent when the draw for the final qualifying round is conducted on Friday.
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